Moonee Valley Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man after a woman was allegedly assaulted in Essendon this morning.
Investigators have been told a man entered a back yard of a property on Pascoe Vale Road around 6am.
He left the property after being confronted by a male occupant.
A 57-year-old woman from the same residence returned home a short time later.
It’s believed a verbal altercation occurred between the man and woman before he allegedly grabbed the woman and threatened to sexually assault her.
Passers-by witnessed the scuffle and contacted police, who attended and arrested the man.
Both the woman and the man were treated for minor injuries.
A 30-year-old Essendon man has been charged with sexual assault, threaten to commit a sexual assault, intent to cause injury, recklessly cause injury, cruelty to animal and other charges.
He will appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.